November 2013 Endocrinology

Refresh your knowledge of hyperparathryroidism and hypoparathyroidism in two companion articles. Plus, what is the best way to identify and treat the many causes of canine anxiety? An expert outlines options for helping reduce the stress for patients (and clients).

Table of Contents November 2013

Robert Jones Bandage

Applying a Robert Jones bandage can provide immediate stabilization for distal limb injuries and prevent local edema and hemorrhage until repair. Learn how!

Anisocoria

This algorithm can help distinguish the cause (eg, ocular, CNS) of anisocoria in a patient.

Ophthalmology Peer Reviewed

Canine & Feline Coagulopathy

Coagulopathies have numerous causes, so clinicians must investigate signalment, history, and physical health to provide optimum treatment and prognosis.

Internal Medicine Peer Reviewed

Canine Anxiety

Monitoring a dog’s behavior is key to determining what it is trying to communicate and how to approach treatment.

Behavior Peer Reviewed

Polyuria & Polydipsia in a Dog

A 10-year-old, spayed bichon frise was presented for a 2-month history of progressive polyuria and polydipsia and 5-month history of progressive alopecia with intermittent superficial pyoderma. What is the most likely diagnosis? 

Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Although clinical signs are mainly attributable to hypercalcemia, derangements  in serum phosphorus are also characteristic of this primary hyperparathyroidism.

Primary Hypoparathyroidism

Barely detectable plasma parathyroid hormone, marked hypocalcemia, and neuromuscular signs are diagnostic of hypoparathyroid disease.

Emergent Epilepsy & Status Epilepticus

When should seizures be treated with antiepileptic drugs? Discover the answer and the key to prevention of kindling.

Neurology Peer Reviewed

Emergency Urinary Bladder Surgery

This step-by-step approach includes tips for correcting hypotension and hyperkalemia, optimal surgical positioning, and the use of bladder spoons.

Urology & Nephrology Peer Reviewed

Status Epilepticus: Emergency Management

Immediate treatment could mean the difference between life and death. Use this management tree to achieve therapeutic control.

Neurology Peer Reviewed